Avery F. Gordon was a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara for thirty years and is currently Visiting Professor at Birkbeck School of Law University of London since 2015. In 2012, she was the Anna Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and in 2020 she was awarded the Bode Pearson Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Studies Association. She is the author of The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins (2018); The Workhouse: The Breitenau Room (with Ines Schaber) (2015); Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination (1997/2008); Keeping Good Time: Reflections on Knowledge, Power and People (2004), Mapping Multiculturalism (with Christopher J. Newfield) (1997), Body Politics: Disease, Desire and the Family (with Michael Ryan) (1994) and close to one hundred articles and chapters. Her work focuses on radical thought and practice and she writes about captivity, enslavement, war and other forms of dispossession and how to eliminate them. She serves on the Editorial Committee of the journal Race & Class as well as several other advisory boards and was the co-host of No Alibis, a weekly public affairs radio program on KCSB 91.9 FM Santa Barbara from 1997 to 2023. She is an active member of the Hawthorn Archive and was its keeper for many years.
Ph.D. (1990) Sociology, Boston College
M.A. (1981) Women's Studies, George Washington University
B.S. (1979) Foreign Service, Georgetown University
History Department (1977–78), Warwick University
Cose di fantasmi: haunting e immaginazione sociologica, trans. Stefania Consigliere e Federico Rahola. Rome: DeriveApprodi (2022)
Solidarity here and everywhere: the lifeworld of Barbara Harlow. Special Issue of Race & Class, (with Neville Hoad), Vol. 60(3) (2019)
The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins. New York: Fordham University Press (2018)
The Workhouse: Breitenau Room / Das Arbeitshaus: Raums Breitenau (with Ines Schaber). Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig (2014) (in English and German)
Notes for the Breitenau Room of The Workhouse—A Project by Ines Schaber and Avery Gordon. No. 041 in the series 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts. Kassel: dOCUMENTA (13)and Hatje Cantz Verlag (2011). Reprinted in Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Chús Martinez, Franco Beradi, eds. The Book of Books.Kassel: dOCUMENTA (13) and Hatje Cantz Verlag (2012).(In English and German)
Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination, 2nd edition. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (2008)
Keeping Good Time: Reflections on Knowledge, Power and People. Illustrated by Leon Golub. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers (2004)
Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination. Minneapolis:University of Minnesota Press (1997)
Mapping Multiculturalism, edited with Christopher Newfield.Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (1996)
Body Politics: Disease, Desire and the Family, edited with Michael Ryan.Boulder: Westview Press (1994). Routledge re-issue (2020)
“Radical internationalism and shifts in the global order.” Race & Class, Vol 65(1):42-45 (2023).
“Running Away.” Pp. 242-257 in Gigi Argyropoulou, Olga Schubert and Kostas Tzimoulis, eds. Instituting: space-making, refusal and organizing in the arts and beyond. Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Archive books (2023). Part of New Alphabet School. Online version: https://newalphabetschool.hkw.de/category/commonings/
“A partial reading list for a missed seminar on Eslanda Robeson.” In Doreen Mende, ed. The Missed Seminar: After Eslanda Robeson in Conversation with Steve McQueen’s End Credits. Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2022). (In English and German)
Excerpt from “Haunting and thinking from the utopian margins: conversation with Avery F. Gordon.” Pp. 128 – 131 in Kojo Abudu, ed. Living with Ghosts: A Reader. London: Pace Gallery (2022).
“Out of the cauldron: lessons from Cedric Robinson” with Jenny Bourne, Joshua Myers, Colin Prescod, John Narayan, Elizabeth Robinson. Race & Class, Vol. 63(3): 3-21 (2022).
“Navigating Pan-Africanisms: On the Chimurenga Library” (with Kodwo Eshun and Emily Pethick). Reprint in Portuguese. In André Mesquita, Charles Esche, Will Bradley, eds. Arte e activism. Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP) (2021).
“Maumaus as Subject.” Pp. 28-33 in Parting with the Bonus of Youth--Maumaus as Object. Galerias Municipais de Lisboa/EGEAC Maumaus/Lumiar Cité (2021).
“Klara,” “Mathilde,” “Ludwig,” “Letter 4,” “Delaration of the Workhouse Daydreamers (a fragment).” Reprint as individual booklets in Greek and English for the exhibition “When the Present is History” curated by Daphne Vitali. MOMus – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections, Thessaloniki GR (2021)
“The Company We Keep: A Conversation between Céline Condorelli and Avery F. Gordon.” Reprint. Pp. 167--186 in Victoria Tarak and Thomas Spallek, eds. About Friendships (2021).
“In the Shadow of the Plantation and the Prison.” Pp. 46—67 in (Natascha Süder Happelmann) Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Franciska Zolyom, Ernest Ah, eds. Beyond Repair. Berlin. Archive Books (2020).
“Haunting and Thinking from the Utopian Margins: Conversation with Avery Gordon” (with Daniela Jara and Katherine Hite). Memory Studies, 13:3, 337-346 (2020).
“Abolition Feminism.” Pp. 211-237 in Brenna Bhandar and Rafeef Ziadah, eds. Revolutionary Feminisms: Conversations on Collective Action and Radical Thought. Verso Books (2020)
“Not Yet Caught Up” in Maria Gaspar, ed. Feedback. Limited edition artist’s book (2019). https://mariagaspar.com/feedback
“Hawthorn Archive: Vagabond Congress.” Reprint in Auguries for a Non-Hierarchical Framing and Flourishing by Discoteca Flaming Star and Silvia das Fadas. Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (2019).
Book Review. Migrant City in Ethnic and Racial Studies 42(13):2376-2378 (2019).
“Unshrinking the World.” Interview with Krystian Woznicki. Mediapart. blogs.mediapart.fr(2019)
“Preface.” Pp. xiii-xxix in Cedric J. Robinson, An Anthropology of Marxism, 2nd edition. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
“Flowers for Natascha.” In Mehraneh Atashi, ed. Only the morning bird treasures the flower garden. Los Angeles: Redcat (2019). (Farsi & English). Text originally prepared for an exhibition in Tehran conceived by Atashi that was forced to close days before its 2011 opening.
“Ghostly Matters.” Pp. 488-491 in Charles Lemert, ed. Social Theory: The Multicultural, Global and Classic Readings, 6th edition. Routledge (2018). Included since the third edition (2004) entitled Social Theory: The Multicultural and Classic Readings, HarperCollins.
“I will come and steal you: a conversation” (with Tom Engels and Robin Vanbesien) in Robin Vanbesien, Solidarity Poiesis: I will come and steal you. Berlin: b_books, MER. Sarma and Timely (2017).
“Bruise Blues.” Pp. 194 – 205 in Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin, eds. Futures of Black Radicalism. Verso Books (2017).
“Navigating pan-Africanisms: On the Chimurenga Library (with Kodwo Eshun and Emily Pethick). Afterall 43:81-87 (Spring/Summer 2017).
“Der utopische Überschuss.” Pp. 117-126 in Irene Albers und Anselm Franke, eds. Nach dem Animismus. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos (2017).
“Flowers for Natascha.” Pp. 58-70 in Marie Nerland, ed. The Imaginary Reader. Bergen: Volt (2016).
“Some Thoughts on the Utopian” “Quelques réflexions sur l’utopique.” Reprint and translation. Anthropology & Marxism: A Journal of Social Research, 3 | 2016. http://journals.openedition.org/am/678
“Quantification and the Social Question” (with Anselm Franke). Pp. 193-210 in Anselm Franke, Stephanie Hankey Marek Tuszynski, eds. Nervous Systems: Quantified Life and the Social Question. Leipzig: Spector Books, 2016.
“Keeping Eye Contact.” Short text on Philip Scheffner’s film Havarie for the Berlinale Forum Catalog 2016.
“Hawthorn Archive: Subjugated knowledge/Brazil/Maroonage/Maurits Script (2006)”. Pp. 131-159 in Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Amateur. Berlin: Sternberg Press (2016).
“Jan’s Spoon.” Pp. 170-174 inNatascha Sadr Haghighian, Pola Sieverding, Jasper Kettner, eds. Trail. Leipzig: Spector Books 2015.
“The Sledgehammer and the Dagger: A Conversation with Leon Golub.” Reprint. Pp. 21-27 in Emma Enderby, ed. Leon Golub: Bite your Tongue. London: Koenig Books and Serpentine Galleries. Pp. 132-141 in the Spanish edition: Museo Tamayo ArteContemporaneo. Cuidad de Mexico (2015).
“Abu Ghraib: imprisonment and the war on terror.” Pp. 249-266 in Ruth Jamieson, ed. The Criminology of War. Reprint. Ashgate (2014).
“Marxisme Magique.” Entretien avec Caroline Callard. Vacarme no 69 (Automne 2014):141-163.
“’Ancient Modes of Proof’ and ‘Current Jural Doings’: Notes on the Work of Colin Dayan.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, Number 45 (November 2014): 138-151.
“The Company We Keep, parts one (pp. 33-44), two (pp. 57-71) andthree (pp. 82-91)” in Céline Condorelli, The Company She Keeps. Book Works, Chisenhale Gallery, Van Abbemuseum (2014).
“Deir Yassin//trauma//Unmade film.” Pp. 93-100 in Uriel Orlow, Unmade Film. Zurich Les Complices and edition fink (2014).
“On ‘lived theory’: an interview with A. Sivanandan.” Race & Class Vol 55 (4):1-7 (2014). (Edited excerpt translated “L’avatar mimetico del razzismo: intervista ad Ambalavaner Sivanandan – di Avery Gordon, trans. Anna Curio. il manifesto, 18 Dicembre 2013 and online at:
“’Who’s there?’: some answer to questions about ghostly matters.” Pp. 462-481 in Der Standpunkt der Aufnahme—Point of View, ed. Tobias Hering. Berlin: Archive Books with Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art (2014).
“The Utopian Surplus” (in German) “Der utopische Überschuss.” TUMULT, Zeitschrift für Verkehrswissenschaften, Themenheft "Nach dem Animismus.”
“Casting Memory” (with Clemens von Wedemeyer). Pp. 71-101 in Clemens von Wedemeyer, The Cast. Roma: Maxxi Museo Nazionale delle arti del xxi secolo (2013).
“In Friendship//The Company we Keep: A conversation with Céline Condorelli and Avery F. Gordon in Melissa Gordon, Marina Vishmidt, Kaisa Lassinaro, Robert Snowden, eds. Persona, issue 2. London: Cubbit Artists (2013).
“her shape and his hand.” Pp. 103—129 in Maria del Pilar Blanco, Esther Peeren, eds. The Spectrality Reader.Reprint. Bloomsbury Academic (2013).
“Haunting, Futurity and Freedom Time.” Borderlands 10:2 (2011).
“Seize the Time: An Interview with Stephen Jones” Race & Class Vol. 53(2): 14–27 (2011).
“Review: Micol Seigel, Uneven Encounters: making race and nation in Brazil and the United States.” Race & Class 53(1):121-123 (2011).
“C” in Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, eds. Alias. Krakow: Foundation for Visual Arts (2011).
“’I’m already in a sort of tomb’: A reply to Philip Scheffner’s The Halfmoon Files.” South Atlantic Quarterly. Vol. 110(1):121-154 (2011).
“The Prisoner’s Curse.” Pp. 17-55 in Herman Gray and Macarena Gomez-Barris, eds. Toward a Sociology of the Trace. University of Minnesota Press (2010).
“Execution of Czolgosz, with Panorama of Auburn Prison (1901).” Pp. 75-80 in Anselm Franke, ed.Animism, Volume 1. Sternberg Press (2010).
200 word caption for Alighiero e Boetti, Mappa del mondo (1978).Tate Modern, London (2010).
“Susan Shup: Painting Out Loud.” Exhibition catalog text. Rabih Hage Gallery (2009)
“Por la otra puerta, es el llanto con su Consuelo dentro” and “The other door, it’s flood of tears with consolation enclosed,” trans. M. Rosario Martín Ruano and Africa Vidal Claramente. Pp. 10—135in Ana Botella Diez del Corrall, ed. El Pasado en el Presente y lo proprio en lo ajeno. Gijón: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacíon Industrial (2009).
Excerpt from “’I’m already in some sort of tomb.’” Tobias Hering, ed. Film Programme: Ghost Stories.
Siuolaikinio meno centras Vilnuis, September (2009).
“Sleepwalking in a Dialectical Picture Puzzle, Part 1: A Conversation with Avery Gordon” (with Natascha Sadr Haghighian.E-flux journal #3, February (2009).
“Methodologies of Imprisonment.” PMLA, Vol. 123(3): 651-657 (2008).
“Desertion.” Pp. 96-109 in Herausgegeben von Multitude e.V und Unfriendly Takeover, eds. Wörterbuch des Krieges/The Dictionary of War.Berlin: Merve-Verlag. (in German) (2008).
“The United States Military Prison: The Normalcy of Exceptional Brutality.” Pp. 164-186 in Phil Scraton & Jude McCullough, eds. The Violence of Incarceration. Routledge (2008).
“’something more powerful than skepticism.’” Pp. 256-276 in Linda Holmes and Cheryl Wall, eds. Savoring the Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara. Temple University Press (2007).
“A World Map.” An Atlas of Radical Cartography. Lize Mogel and Alexis Bhagat, eds. Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press (2007).
“A New Abolitionist: Honoring Ruth Wilson Gilmore.” Los Angeles: Southern California Library (2007).
“D’où viennent les tortionnaires d’Abou Ghraib?. Le Monde Diplomatique, Novembre (2006).
“Apparicíon con vida,” trans. Claude Albert. Pp. 135-150 in Mark Alizart et Christophe Kihm, eds. Fresh Théorie II. Excerpt Ghostly Matters. Paris: Éditions Léo Scheer (2006).
“In the Hem” in Anselm Franke, Judith Hopf, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Ines Schaber, No Matter How Bright the Light, the Crossing Occurs at Night. Berlin and Koln: KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter Konig (2006).
“The Disasters of War” (long version). Fast Capitalism Vol. 2(1). https://doi.org/10.32855/fcapital.200601.008(2006).
“Night Crossings” (with Anselm Franke, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Tom Holert, Ines Schaber). Grey Room 24:126-142 (2006).
“The Disasters of War.” Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, Spring/Summer May (2006).
“Abu Ghraib: Imprisonment and the War on Terror.” Race & Class, Vol. 48(1):42-59 (2006).
“Cedric Robinson’s anthropology of Marxism.” Race & Class, Vol. 47(2): 23-38 (2005). (Reprint)
“The Black radical tradition and the academy: The future of radical scholarship.” Race & Class, Vol. 47 (2):82-87 (2005).
“Utopia.” Pp. 362-362 in Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg, Meaghan Morris, eds. New Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Blackwell (2005).
“Ghostly Matters.” Pp. 488-491 in Charles Lemert, ed. Social Theory: The Multicultural, Global and Classic Readings, 6th edition. Routledge (2018). Included since the third edition entitled Social Theory: The Multicultural and Classic Readings, HarperCollins (2004).
"Wish upon a star: Gary Simmons and the Ghost House" in Gary Simmons: Ghost House. SITE Santa Fe (2002).
"Preface." Pp. i-xviin Cedric J. Robinson, The Anthropology of Marxism. Oxford: Ashgate (2001).
“The Sledgehammer and the Dagger: A Conversation between Avery Gordon and Leon Golub” and
“La maassue et la dague: Une conversation entre Leon Golub et Avery Gordon.” Pp. 14-22 and Pp. 42-50 in Leon Golub. While the Crime is Blazing: Paintings and Drawings, 1994-1999, ed. Stuart Horodner. Bucknell Art Gallery and Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts (1999).
“Making Pictures of Ghosts: The Art of Gary Simmons.” Social Identities, Vol. 5(1):89-124 (1999).
“Globalism and the prison industrial complex: an interview with Angela Davis.” Race & Class 40(2-3): 145-157 (1998).
"White Philosophy" (with Christopher Newfield). Reprint. Pp. 149-69 inE. Nathaniel Gates, ed. Cultural and Literary Critiques of the Concepts of "Race."New York: Garland.
"Keeping Good Time." Perspectives 19, 1:5-6 (1997).
"Introduction” (with Christopher Newfield). Pp 1-16 in Avery Gordon and Christopher Newfield, eds. Mapping Multiculturalism, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (1996).
"Multiculturalism's Unfinished Business” (with Christopher Newfield). Pp. 76-115 in Avery Gordon and Christopher Newfield, eds. Mapping Multiculturalism. edited with Christopher Newfield. Minneapolis:University of Minnesota Press (1996).
"Review:David Lyon, Postmodernity."Contemporary Sociology 25,1:18-19 (1996).
"White Philosophy" (with Christopher Newfield). Reprint. Pp. 380-400 in Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., eds., Identities.Chicago:University of Chicago Press (1995).
"The Work of Corporate Culture:Diversity Management," Social Text 44:3-30 (1995).
"White Philosophy" (with Christopher Newfield). Critical Inquiry 20:737-757 (1994).
“War Machines and Washing Machines." Pp. 32-38 in Michael Ryan and Avery Gordon, eds., Body Politics. Disease, Desire and the Family.Boulder:Westview Press (1994).
“Possible Worlds:An Interview with Donna Haraway." Pp. 241-50 in Michael Ryan and Avery Gordon, eds., Body Politics.Disease, Desire and the Family.Boulder:Westview Press (1994).
"On Corporate Culture."Alphabet City 3:41-45 (1993).
"Twenty-Two Theses on Social Constructionism:A Feminist Response to Ibarra and Kitsuse's 'Proposal for the Study of Social Problems.'" Pp. 301-26 in James A. Holstein and Gale Miller, eds., Reconsidering Social Constructionism:Debates in Social Problems Theory. New York:Aldine de Gruyter (1993).
"Marketing Differences:Feminism as Cultural Capital."Mediations 16, 2:37-41 (1992).
"Review:Andrew Ross, Universal Abandon? The Politics of Postmodernism and Michael Ryan, Politics and Culture." the minnesota review 38:125-32 (1992).
“A Ghost Story.”Pp. 28-48 in Arthur & Marilouise Kroker, eds., The Hysterical Male.New Feminist Theory. New York:St. Martin’s Press (1991).
“Feminism, Writing, and Ghosts.”Social Problems 37, 4:485-500 (1990).
“Masquerading in the Postmodern.”Pp. 65-82 in E. Ann Kaplan and Michael Sprinker, eds., Cross Currents. Recent Trends in Humanities Research. New York: Verso (1990).
“Panic Feminism.” Pp. 102-6 in Arthur Kroker, Marilouise Kroker and David Cook, eds., Panic Encyclopedia. New York:St. Martin’s Press (1989).
“Corporatist Structures and Workplace Politics” (with Andrew Herman and Paul G. Schervish).Pp. 73-97 in Joann Miller and Michael Lewis, eds., Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Vol. 4.Greenwich, Ct:JAI Press (1987).
“Criminological Displacements:A Sociological Deconstruction” (with Stephen Pfohl).Reprint. Pp. 224-54 in Arthur & Marilouise Kroker, eds., Body Invaders.New York:St. Martin’s Press (1987)
“Criminological Displacements:A Sociological Deconstruction” (with Stephen Pfohl).Social Problems 33, 6:94-113 (1986).
“Private Pensions:Linking Work and Retirement.”Pp. 68-120 in John Williamson, Judith Shindul and Linda Evans, eds., Aging and Public Policy.Social Control or Social Justice?Springfield, Ill:Charles C. Thomas (1985).
“Review:Carmen Sirianni, Workers’ Control and Socialist Democracy:The Soviet Experience.”Contemporary Sociology 13, 3:286 (1984).
“Review:Randall Collins, Sociology Since Mid-Century:Essays in Theory Cumulation.”Contemporary Sociology 12, 1:105-6 (1983).
“The Resurrection of Utopian Socialism” (with Andrew Herman).Review of Radical Political Economics XV, 4:104-25 (1983).
Co-teacher (with Anselm Franke). Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdk). Unsettling History: Methods and Frameworks in Curatorial Research. MA Module 1.3.2023 – 15.4.2023. March–April 2023.
Studio visit. Rijksakademie Amsterdam NL 2.12.2022
Convener. IRR Black Marxism Reading Group. Institute of Race Relations London UK 25.1.2022 – 5.4.2022.
Professor of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara (2003–2020)
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara (1996–2003)
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara (1990–1996)
Visiting Professor, Birkbeck School of Law University of London UK
Visiting Fellow Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London (March – September 2013)
Writer in Residence Birkbeck School of Law University of London UK (June 2013)
Faculty, Independent Study Program, Associação Maumaus—Centro de Contaminaçao Visual, Lisbon PT
Visiting Faculty, Department International Relations & Comparative Politics, American University of Paris FR
Visiting Professor, Centre for Research Architecture, Department Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London UK
Visiting Associate Professor and John Hope Franklin Center Fellow Departments of African and African-American Studies & English Duke University Durham US
Sophomore Tutor, Department of Women's Studies Harvard University Cambridge US
Instructor, Department of Sociology Boston College Boston US
2023 – 2021
Writing Media Now: a writing workshop. Department of Modern Culture and Media. Brown University Providence RI 10.11.2023 – 11.11.2023.
Dissident Friendship documents: a writing workshop. School of Dissident Friendship Berliner Festspiele Berlin DE 22.6.2023 – 24.6.2023 https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/en/berliner-festspiele/programm/2023/performing-exiles/school-for-dissident-friendship.html
The work of representation: a writing workshop. Department of Visual Cultures Goldsmiths College University of London UK 18.5.2023.
Maumaus Independent Study Programme Lisbon PT https://maumaus.org
8.5.2023 – 10.5.2023.
Maumaus Independent Study Programme Lisbon PT https://maumaus.org
Birkbeck School of Law University of London UK 4-5 May 2022.
The work of writing. Department of Visual Cultures Goldsmiths College University of London UK 10.6.2021 and 17.6.2021.
Maumaus Independent Study Programme Lisbon PT https://maumaus.org
28.5.2021 – 30.5.2021.
2020 – 2013
Praxis Tank Writing Workshop. New School for Social Research, NY US 27–28.2.2020.
Writing Society. British Academy Writing Workshop. Minerva Han, Sabanci University, Istanbul TR 9—9--10.9.2019 (in English and Turkish)
Birkbeck School of Law University of London UK 18—19.2.2019
The work of representation. SOAS School of Law London UK 4.12.2015.
Accessing the Hawthorne Archive: a writing workshop. no.w.here summer school London UK 8.7.2014.
The work of representation. SOAS School of Law London UK 4.12.2013.
The work of representation. 5-day writing workshop. Writer in Residence Birkbeck School of Law University of London UK 4.6.2013 – 12.5.2013.
Research, writing, consultation for The Missed Seminar: After Eslanda Robeson. In Conversation with Steve McQueen’s “End Credits,” organised by Doreen Mende, Director of the Research Department, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) (Dresden State Art Collections) DE and PI of Decolonizing Socialism Entangled Internationalism (DECOSO). March – December 2022. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2022/the_missed_seminar/start.php
Photographic contribution (The Grey Book and The Red Book) to Sedimentos by Carla Crux and Claudia Lopes, Casa-Museu Júlio Dinis Centro de Arte de Ovar PT 18.5.2022 – 17.9.022 http://carlacruz.net/2022/project/sedimentos#/5
Convolute W: Fourier for the Arcades Audio Project, an audio collection of the thirty-six convolutes in Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project organized by Sam Dolbear and hosted by May Day Rooms, London, January 2022. https://audio.maydayrooms.org/audio-arcades
Voice for Dingus, a six-part radio drama produced by artist Mike Cooter that aired on Resonance FM starting on 25 October 2022. https://www.radiodingus.com/credits
Excerpt from The Workhouse Breitenau Room (with Ines Schaber) in “When the Present is History” curated by Daphne Vitali. MOMus – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections, Thessaloniki GR as part of the parallel program of the 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (21.5.21 – 19.9.2021) https://www.momus.gr/en/exhibition/when-the-present-is-history#:~:text=The%20exhibition%20%E2%80%9CWhen%20the%20Present,2021.
Excerpt from The Workhouse Breitenau Room (with Ines Schaber) in “When the Present is History” curated by Daphne Vitali. Depo Istanbul TR as part of the parallel program of the 16th Istanbul Biennale (9.12.2019 – 10.11.2019) https://www.depoistanbul.net/en/event/when-the-present-is-history/
Consultant. Praxis Initiative, New School for Social Research, New York City organized by Ujju Aggarwal and Laura Y. Liu.
Contributor to comic book by Nick Thorkelson, Paul Buhle and Andrew Lamas, ed. Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of Utopia. San Francisco: City Lights. https://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviews/17987_herbert-marcuse-philosopher-of-utopia-a-graphic-biography-by-nick-thorkelson-reviewed-by-robert-t-tally-jr/
Participant. Setting the Table, organised by Jason E. Bowman. (Unable to attend. Materials submitted). BALTIC 39 – the Project Space Newcastle-upon Tyne UK 12–15.4.2018.
Consultant. Under These Words (Solidarity Athens 2016), dir. Robin Vanbesian, 2017, 50 min. https://robinvanbesien.net/index.php/solidarity-poiesis/solidarity-poiesis--under-these-words--film/
Writer. Quantification and the Social Question. Text for Nervous Systems: Quantified Life and the Social Question. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin DE 10.3.2016 – 9.5.2016. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2016/nervoese_systeme/nervoese_systeme_mehr.php
Score /Exercise for Intermedia Arts Department Stuttgart Academy of Fine Arts DE.
Source material for Social Haunting and Ghost Labs. Lead Researcher: Dr Geoff Bright. Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester UK https://www.mmu.ac.uk/research/research-centres/esri/projects/social-haunting
Talk at Walker Art Center featured in 75 Provoking Questions: https://www.walkerart.org/75/ (no. 58).
The Company We Keep with Céline Condorelli. How to work together: a joint project with Chisenhale Gallery, the Showroom and Studio Voltaire London GB. https://celinecondorelli.eu/selected-work/the-company-we-keep
2081. 2081 Congress Kunst-Werke Berlin DE 12.4.2012. https://www.editionpatrickfrey.com/en/books/2081-georg-diez-christopher-roth
Jan’s Spoon for Natascha Sadr Hagihighian Trail. dOCUMENTA(13) Kassel DE https://d13.documenta.de/#/panorama/
The Workhouse with Ines Schaber
The Workhouse: Breitenau Room. dOCUMENTA(13) Kassel (2012)
The Workhouse: Room 3 or The Dreamhouse
A workshop by Avery Gordon and Ines Schaber and organized by Pip Day and el instituto for Spatial Practices in Revolution, the second series of public events in the ongoing research project “Not I: The Performative Speech Act and the Sovereign Subject.” Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Mexico City, MX 30.9.2011 – 2.10.2011.
Sound contribution to Sean Dockray’s time capsule Public Monument (2011) and Catalogue No. 3.
Ghosts of Dreams Deferred, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Budapest. Exhibition based on Ghostly Matters. 11.4.2010 – 1.5.2010. https://www.stacion.org/en/Ghosts-of-Dreams-Deferred
On the statue of Marx and Engels by Ludwig Engelhardt. Text and seminar. Atelier TRANS305. Stefan Shankland & Eric Göngrich. Ivry-sur-Seine FR 24-25.9.2010.
Commission. The Bigger Picture Project. Tate Modern, London. UK Caption for Alighiero e Boetti, Mappa del mondo (1978) (2009--2010).
“Generosity and the Commons.” Two-day seminar organized with Celine Condorelli in conjunction with Of a people who are missing: On films by Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, curated by Florian Schneider and Annett Busch 13.11.2009—20.12.2009 (http://ofapeoplewhoaremissing.net). Extra City Antwerp BE 12-13.12.2009.
Sleepwalking in a Dialectical Picture Puzzle.Performance /video with Natascha Sadr Haghighian. Part of 3-day seminar for Anton Vidokle’s Nightschool at the New Museum, New York City. October 2008. https://vimeo.com/136494956
Text for A World Map by Ashley Hunt. Atlas Radical Cartography limited edition box set.
Participation in film as part of artist Renée Green’s multi-media exhibition, Relay. Multiple venues.
Participation.Utopia Station organized by Molly Nesbitt and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Frankfurt DE and Porto Alegre BR.
“Untitled (2023) 8 captions approximately 7000 words on paper.” Talk for Ravelle Pillay’s exhibition Idyll. Chisenhale Gallery London UK 20.4.2023. https://chisenhale.org.uk/event/avery-f-gordon-responds-to-ravelle-pillays-exhibition/
“The ancestors we need.” Interview by Ry Siggelkow, Director Leadership Center for Social Justice at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities St. Paul Minnesota US. 15.2.2023. Podcast
Prepared remarks. Book launch with Lawrence Abu Hamdan for Basak Ertur’s Spectacles and Specters: A Performative Theory of Political Trails. Birkbeck School of Law University of London UK 26.1.2023.
“’I’m here in Echo’: Reflections on the Guantánamo prisoners of war twenty years on.” Invited keynote. Drawing Faces (in Terror Times). de Appel Amsterdam NL 3.12.2022. https://www.deappel.nl/nl/archive/events/1173-edwin-nasr-drawing-faces-in-terror-times#:~:text=Drawing%20Faces%20(in%20Terror%20Times)%20is%20organized%20with%20de%20Appel,2021%2D2022%20Curatorial%20Program%20Fellow.
Panel chair and moderator. The Missed Seminar: “140.000.000 Women Can’t Be Wrong.” Haus der Kulteren der Welt Berlin DE 19.11.2022. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2022/the_missed_seminar/start.php
“Introduction.” Panel chair. The Missed Seminar: Panafricanism, Communism, Antifascism: A Radical Provocation. Haus der Kulteren der Welt Berlin DE 29.10.2022. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2022/the_missed_seminar/start.php
“Radical internationalism and shifts in the global order.” Panel chair. New Circuits of Anti-Racism: an IRR conference on racism, imperialism, and new lines of resistance. Bush House Kings College London UK 15.10.2022. https://irr.org.uk/article/irr50
“Trouble in the archive: screening and conversation with Miranda Pennell.” Moderator/discussant. Birkbeck Cinema Birkbeck College University of London UK 7.10.2022. https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=33530
Conversation with Natascha Sadr Haghighian for The New Alphabet School at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin DE 15.9.2022. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2019/new_alphabet_school/new_alphabet_school_start.php
Conversation with Carla Cruz and Claudia Lopes. Sedimentos Exhibition. Casa-Museu Júlio Dinis Centro de Arte de Ovar PT 21.5.2022 http://carlacruz.net/2022/project/sedimentos#/5
“A partial reading list for a missed seminar on Eslanda Robeson.” Invited paper. “’Unofficial America goes to the conference’: a missed seminar on Eslanda Robeson.” The Whole Life: An Archive Project, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin DE 25.3.22. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2022/the_whole_life_congress_berlin/start.php
“On the matter of living through it.” Invited Keynote. Ciné Place-Making Study Circle. Kaaitheater, Brussels BE 4.3.22. https://kaaitheater.be/en/articles/video-cin%C3%A9-place-making
“Rethinking Work and the Carceral State with Jon Burnett.” Department of Criminology Race and Justice Series, Birkbeck School of Law, University of London UK 3.2.22. https://www.bbk.ac.uk/news/race-and-justice-event-series-launches
“Freedom Beyond Itself.” Invited. Conversation with Lisa Lowe. Haus de Kulturen de Welt Berlin DE 15.11.2021
“Haunted Futures: The Utopian Margins.” Invited. Institute for Critical Inquiry (ICI) Berlin DE 8.11.2021. https://www.ici-berlin.org/events/avery-gordon/
“Seize the Time! Methodologies for Conjuring Subjugated Knowledge.” Invited. The Clark Art Institute, Williams College MA USA 20.10.2021 (Online).
“The National Question Reconsidered: A Roundtable.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting. (Online). Postponed from 2020 Annual Meeting. 12.10.2021.
“The Black Radical Tradition: Cedric Robinson in the UK.” Invited. Institute of Race Relations and Africa World Now Project. 11.10.2021 (Online)
Prepared remarks. Book launch with Evie Shockley, Roderick Ferguson, Fred Moten, Nadine Naber, Mary Helen Washington for Erica R. Edwards, The Other Side of Terror: Black Women and the Culture of US Empire. CUNY Graduate Center American Studies, NYU Performance Studies, and Departments of English and Women’s and Gender Studies Rutgers University USA. 22.9.2021. (Online). https://tisch.nyu.edu/performance-studies/events/ay-2021-22/book-launch--the-other-side-of-terror--by-erica-r--edwards
“The Hawthorn Archive and the Utopian Margins.” Keynote. 8th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference Università di Trento IT 12.6.2021. (Online) https://webmagazine.unitn.it/evento/sociologia/113986/ethnography-and-qualitative-research-international-conference
Prepared remarks. Book launch for Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam. Asian/Pacific/American Institute NYU New York US 1.4.2021. (Online)
“Haunted Bodies and Ghostly Spatialities.” Invited. EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) Alice Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace Lausanne CH 20.1.2021. (Online) http://alice.epfl.ch
“Practices and Histories of Resistant Collectivities.” Create Annual Networking Day: Collaborative arts in a time of pandemic. Dublin IE 10.12.2020. (Online) https://www.create-ireland.ie/activity/create-networking-day-2020
“Archives of Flight.” Keynote. Different Archives, Different Histories Conference. Institute for the Humanities University of Illinois Chicago US. 30.10.2020. (Online). https://huminst.uic.edu/event/conferences/different-archives-different-histories
Prepared remarks. Book Launch for Brenna Bhandar and Rafeef, eds. Revolutionary Feminisms. University British Columbia Law School Vancouver CA 14.10.2020. (Online). https://allard.ubc.ca/about-us/blog/2020/revolutionary-feminisms-book-launch-recording
Seminar on Ghostly Matters. Invited. Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK Zurich CH 22.10.2020. (Online)
“Haunted Futures: The Utopian Margins.” Invited Lecture. Riga International Biennale of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) Riga LV. 27.8.2020. (Online) https://www.rigabiennial.com/en/education/riboca-talks/event-ghosts
Race at the Boiling Point: Movement we make. Moderator with Ruth Wilson Gilmore, AbdouMalik Simone, Rafeef Ziadah. University of California Humanities Research Institute Irvine California US 17.7.2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UCvcL2nPbA
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am. Invited Panelist. Five Volumes for Toni Morrison. Institute of Contemporary Art, London UK 12.3.2020 – 14.3.2020. https://www.ica.art/learning/volume-v-toni-morrison-the-pieces-i-am-screening-and-q-a
“We will have been living otherwise: archiving in the future perfect tense.” Invited Lecture. University of Colorado Boulder US 23.1.2020. https://calendar.colorado.edu/event/we_will_have_been_living_otherwise_archiving_in_the_future_perfect_tense_with_dr_avery_f_gordon
“The Utopian Archive / The Socialism Archive.” Invited panelist. Black Marxism Revisited. MLA Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington US. 11.1.2020.
“Writing Society: Ethics and the Politics of Research in Precarious Times.” Invited Lecture. Minerva Han, Sabanci University, Istanbul TR 10.9.2019. https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/projects/writing-society-ethics-and-politics-research-precarious-times/
“In the Age of Trump: connecting our struggles.” Chair. Artists for Palestine UK Panel. Palestine Expo, London UK 30.6.2019.
“The Plantation and the Prison.” Invited Public Lecture as part of the programming for “Beyond Repair,” the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 58th. LUAV University of Venice IT. 17.6.2019. https://2019.deutscher-pavillon.org/events.html
“The Plantation and the Prison 2.” All-day seminar as part of the Beyond Repair – a study gathering organised by the German Pavilion 2019, University of the Arts Bremen and Università luav di Venezia at the Venice Biennale 58th . Esperienza Pepe Guglielmo Pepe Barracks Venice IT. 18.6.2019. https://2019.deutscher-pavillon.org/events.html
Chair. “Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: In Conversation with Saidiya Hartman.” Birkbeck School of Law University of London UK 31.5.2019. https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=6093
“Possession, property law, and the lost origins of philosophical concepts.” Invited. Geneva Master
Symposium. Haute Ecole d’art et de design (HEAD), Geneva CH 25.3.2019.
“The Utopian Margins: The Hawthorn Archive.” Invited. Pratt Institute Brooklyn NY US 27.2.2019. https://blogs.newschool.edu/media-studies/2019/02/20/gsc-event-letters-from-the-utopian-margins-the-hawthorne-archive-by-professor-avery-gordon-wed-feb-27-1230pm-alumni-reading-room-pratt-institute/
“We will have been living otherwise: archiving in the future perfect tense.” Helen Pond McIntyre ’48
Lecture. Barnard Center for Research on Women Barnard College US. 25.2.2019. https://bcrw.barnard.edu/event/we-will-have-been-living-otherwise-archiving-in-the-future-perfect-tense/
“Utopian Memories: the Hawthorn Archive.” Invited lecture. Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories Brighton University UK 6.2.2019. https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/cmnh/2019/02/16/cmnh-seminar-utopian-memories-the-hawthorn-archive/
“More World: Communal Tools for Planetary Challenges.” Berliner Gazette at Supermarkt Berlin DE 24.1.2019. https://supermarkt-berlin.net/en/event/more-world-communal-tools-for-planetary-challenges/
“We will have been living otherwise: the Hawthorn Archive.” Keynote. En Quete d’archives / in search of archives conference. Silent Green Berlin DE 23.1.2019. https://www.silent-green.net/en/programme/detail/2019/1/23/en-quete-darchives-in-search-of-archives
Chair. Travel Bans and Border Walls: The Weaponization of Foreignness in the State of Racial Emergency. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta US 9.11.2018.
Chair, Nikhil Pal Singh’s Race and America’s Long War. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta US 10.11.2018.
“The Evidence of Experience.” Invited. Symposium: A Jurisprudence of Generosity: A Celebration of The Alchemy of Race and Rights. Northwestern University Evanston US 25.10.2018. https://gendersexuality.northwestern.edu/documents/jurisprudence.pd
“Haunted Futures: The Utopian Margins.” Invited. Cultural Studies Colloquium University of California Davis US 12.10.2018. https://fri.ucdavis.edu/events/avery-gordon-haunted-futures-utopian-margins
“The Hawthorn Archive and the Utopian Margins.” Invited. The Global Condition II, PAF St. Erme FR 3-5.7.2018.
“Remarks on Brenna Bhandar’s Colonial Lives of Property: Law, Land, and Racial Regimes of Ownership.” SOAS London UK 20.6.2018.
“Archiving the Imaginary, the erased, the absent and the fugitive.” Invited. Inaugural lecture for found:erased:palimpsest Akademie der Künste der Welt Cologne DE 10.6.2018. https://www.adkdw.org/en/article/1380_archiving_the_imaginary_the_erased_the_absent_and_the_fugitive
Participant. Setting the Table, organised by Jason E. Bowman. (Unable to attend. Materials submitted). BALTIC 39 – the Project Space Newcastle-upon Tyne UK 12-15.4.2018.
“Memory and Human Rights.” Invited seminar Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) Santiago CL 23.1.2018. https://www.facebook.com/CentroCOES/photos/gm.150765402244261/1772526992798819?locale=it_IT
“Haunted Futures: The Utopian Margins.” Invited lecture. Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memory and Human Rights) Santiago CL 22.1.2018.
Book Launch The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins with Les Back, Brenna Bhandar, Kodwo Eshun.The Showroom London UK 15.12.2017. https://www.theshowroom.org/events/book-launch-avery-f-gordon-the-hawthorn-archive
Special Session on The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins with Ann Cvetkovich, Roderick Ferguson, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Lisa Lowe. American Studies Association Annual Meetings Chicago US 10.11.2017.
“The Subversive Pencil.” Invited Lecture. “Barbara Harlow: the Sequel” University of Texas Austin US 2810.2017. https://law.utexas.edu/barbara-harlow-the-sequel/
“Haunted Futures: the Utopian Margins.” Invited Lecture. Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice University of British Columbia CA 12.10.2017.
“Haunted Futures.” Invited Keynote. Hauntopia/What if? Research Pavilion: Utopia of Access 57th Venice Biennale Venice IT 8.9.2017. https://www.akbild.ac.at/en/news/2017/hauntopia-what-if-ausstellung-und-konferenz-im-research-pavilion-in-venedig
“Holding Space.” Workshop for artists. The Showroom London UK 15.7.2017.
“The Colonial Scene.” Invited talk for Wendelien Van Oldenborgh Cinema Olanda The Dutch Pavillion 57th Venice Biennale IT 23.6.2017. https://vimeo.com/236554329
“The Scar.” Invited. Focus on the Funk: Coup d’Funk Conference. Birkbeck School of Law, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image & the Royal College of Art London UK 22.5.2017. https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=1411
“Race and Class.” Invited discussant. Reparative Histories 2: The Making, Re-making and Un-making of ‘Race.’ University of Brighton UK 6.4.2017.
“Talking Migration.” Invited. Migration. Now is the Time of Monsters Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin DE 24.3.2017 https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/die_jetztzeit_der_monster/die_jetztzeit_der_monster_start.php
“Law and war.” Invited. The Standard of Civilization. Now is the Time of Monsters Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin DE 24.3.2017. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/die_jetztzeit_der_monster/die_jetztzeit_der_monster_start.php
“Letters from the Hawthorn Archive.” Invited Lecture. University College Dublin, Dublin IE 1.3.2017.
“Letters from the Hawthorn Archive.” Research Seminar. Birkbeck School of Law University of London UK 18.1.2017. https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=1241
“Cedric J. Robinson and the Black Radical Intellect.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting Denver US 19.11.2016.
“Power and Resistance: The Historical Materialism of Cedric J. Robinson.” Historical Materialism Thirteenth Annual Conference SOAS London UK 10.11.2016. https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/thirteenth-annual-conference-london-10-13-november-2016
“Forgeries of Myth and Meaning: Thinking Racial Regimes and Film with Cedric J. Robinson.” Roundtable. Department of Sociology Goldsmiths College University of London UK 9.11.2016. https://sites.gold.ac.uk/sociology/forgeries-of-memory-and-meaning-thinking-racial-regimes-and-film-with-cedric-j-robinson/
“The University as a Site of Experimentation.” Mellon Seminar (private). Knowledge Futures and the 21st Century University. University of Witwaterstrand Johannesburg ZA 16.8.2016.
“The University in Ruins.” Mellon Seminar (private). Knowledge Futures and the 21st Century University. University of Cape Town Cape Town ZA 18.8.2016.
“The Knight’s Move.” Invited lecture. Stroom Den Haag The Hague NL 15.6.2016. https://laps-rietveld.nl/?p=5598
“The Knight’s Move. Invited lecture. Gerrit Rietveld Academie De Nieuw Anita Amsterdam NL 16.6.2016. https://laps-rietveld.nl/?p=5598
“Collective Intelligence and preparation: a story of running away.” Invited. Vassar College US 14.4.2016.
“Violence and the Problem of the Visual: Bruise Blues.” Fragments of Empire After the American Century Conference. The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) Annual Conference. American University of Beirut Beirut LB 15.1.2016. https://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/casar/Pages/InternationalConferences.aspx
“Daily into the Blue: the Utopian Margins.” Invited. Education and Social Research Institute Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester UK 18.11.2015. https://www.mmu.ac.uk/research/research-centres/esri/news-and-events/past-events/story/index.php?id=8011
“Misery takes its toll.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting Toronto CA 9.10.2015.
“Collective Intelligence and preparation: a story of running away.” Invited. Women and Gender Studies Institute, Toronto University Toronto CA 7.10.2015. https://wgsi.utoronto.ca/event/wgs-research-seminar-avery-gordon-sociology-university-of-california-santa-barbara/
“Where is the Prison now?” Scripted dialogue with Natascha Sadr Haghighian. Invited. 100 Years of Now. Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin DE 30.9.2015. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2015/100_jahre_gegenwart_auftakt/100_jahre_gegenwart_auftakt_start.php
“The Next War.” Moderator. 100 Years of Now. Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin DE 1.10.2015. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2015/100_jahre_gegenwart_auftakt/100_jahre_gegenwart_auftakt_start.php
“Mangy Dogs.” Invited. A Symposium on Leon Golub. Royal College of Art London UK 1.5.2015. https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/leon-golub-symposium-builds-art-conflict-research/
Moderator. Catching History on the Wing: A Celebration of A. Sivanandan and the Institute of Race Relations. Birkbeck College University of London London UK 18.4.2015. https://irr.org.uk/article/catching-history-on-the-wing-the-present/
“Blackness – Ghosts of Past, Present and Future.” Invited Keynote. Glen Ligon Exhibition. Camden Arts Centre London UK 10.1.2015. https://camdenartcentre.org/whats-on/panel-discussion-blackness-ghosts-of-past-present-and-future
Moderator. “Abolition Feminism.” Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition and Cultures of Liberation. The Center for Place Culture and Politics CUNY Graduate Center US 21.11.2014. https://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/events/confronting-racial-capitalism-the-black-radical-traditioncultures-of-liberation/
“Reform: Keywords in Critical Prison Studies” American Studies Association Annual Meeting Los Angeles US 8.11.2014.
“Some thoughts on dispossession.” Invited Keynote. Reflections on Dispossession: Critical Feminisms Conference. SOAS London 25.10.2014. https://criticallegalthinking.com/2014/07/11/workshop-reflections-dispossession/
“The remains of a prison: fugitive knowledge on the wings of red arrows.” Invited. VOLT Litteraturhuset Bergen NO 4.9.2014. https://v-o-l-t.no/en/avery-f-gordon/
“Unmade Film: A Conversation between Uriel Orlow and Avery Gordon.” Invited. Anxious places: angst, environments and affective contamination symposium. University of the Arts London UK 26.6.2014. https://www.anxietyartsfestival.org/programme/visual-arts/anxious-places
Avery Gordon in Conversation with Céline Condorelli. Exhibition event for How to work together: Céline Condorelli. Chisenhale Gallery London UK 18.6.2014. https://chisenhale.org.uk/event/avery-gordon-conversation-celine-condorelli
“The remains of a prison.” Invited. The Penn Ghost Project Department of Religious Studies University of Pennsylvania US 25.4.2014.
“Running away and other forms of escape: some stories from the Hawthorne Archive.” The 20th annual David Noble Lecture, University of Minnesota Minneapolis US 10.4.2014. https://cla.umn.edu/american-studies/research/david-noble-lecture
Comment. “Autonomous Knowledge.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. USA 22.11.2013.
Moderator. “Open Discussion: Israeli Occupation of Palestine.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. US 23.11.2013.
“A. Sivanandan. Catching history on the wing: a conversation with Avery F. Gordon.” Existence and politics: the work of Race & Class and the Institute of Race Relations.” Tenth annual Historical Materialism Conference SOAS London UK 10.11.2013. https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/tenth-annual-conference
“”’La Poule d’Ombredane’ and the colonial personality: a discussion with Vincent Meessen.” KIOSK Gallery Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent BE 22.10.2013. https://jubilee-art.org/?rd_news=471&lang=en
“The remains of a prison: fugitive knowledge on the wings of red arrows.” Invited Lecture. Department of Art Goldsmiths College University of London UK 14.10.2013. https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=6931
“The Company we keep: friendship and the utopian.” Invited Lecture. Chisenhale Gallery London UK 26.9.2013. https://howtoworktogether.org/think-tank/celine-condorelli-the-company-we-keep-a-conversation-with-avery-f-gordon-part-three/
“The Great Refusal: Herbert Marcuse in California.” The Whole Earth Conference Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin DE 22.6.2013. https://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2013/the_whole_earth/start_the_whole_earth.php
“On Clemens von Wedemeyer’s Muster (Rushes).” Maxxi Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo Fondazione, Rome IT 18.5.2013. https://www.maxxi.art/en/events/clemens-von-wedemeyer/
“Organizational Futures.” School for Study. PAF (Performing Arts Forum) St. Erme FR 9.5.2013.
“Runaway Slaves in Minneapolis.” Invited. Museum of Non-Participation Walker exhibit Walker Art Center Minneapolis US 20.4.2013. https://walkerart.org/calendar/2013/blackboard-conversation-brad-butler-avery-gor
“The Remains of a Prison.” The Robert and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Boston College Boston US 13.3.2013.
“Looking for the Utopian Margins.” Invited. Thinking Feminism at the Limits. Institute for Research on Women & Gender Columbia University US 8.3.2013.
“Ghostly Matters.” Mind, Medicine and Culture Seminar Anthropology Department UCLA Los Angeles US 14.1.2013.
“The Remains of a Prison.” Invited Lecture. Department Sociology, University of Texas Austin US 7.12.2012.
Chair and Comment.A Century of Resistance to US Empire: Puerto Rican Independence, Incarceration, and Intergenerational Continuity. American Studies Association Annual Meetings Puerto Rico US 6.11.2012.
“The workhouse: a documenta project.” Invited. Paul Brach Lecture. CalArts Valencia CA
Roundtable Panelist for radio drama “To Be Corrected – Abstracts for a Hörspiel” by Lívia Páldi dOCUMENTA(13) Kassel DE 22.7.2012. https://d13.documenta.de/de/#/de/no_cache/programme/die-programmein-kassel/einige-von-teilnehmerinnen-und-teilnehmern-der-documenta-13-initierte-kunstwerke-und-programme/to-be-corrected-abstracts-for-a-hoerspiel/?sword_list%5B%5D=corrected
“Castaway.” Poetry Reading.dOCUMENTA(13) Kassel DE 20.7.2012. https://d13.documenta.de/#/no_cache/programs/the-kassel-programs/poetry-readings/?sword_list%5B%5D=Cafe
“Work: a view from the utopian margins.” 3-day seminar/lectures at Maumaus - Escola de Artes Visuais, Lisbon PT 16-18.7.2012.
“The remains of a prison: fugitive knowledge on the wings of red arrows.”XIX Image Symposium Bewitched System CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo) Madrid SP 18.6.2012. https://ca2m.org/prensa/el-ca2m-organiza-las-xix-jornadas-de-estudio-de-la-imagen
“The Utopian Surplus.” Animism Conference. Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin DE 17.3.2012.
“Breiteau: The Workhouse Project.” The Anna-Maria Kellen Lecture. The American Academy in Berlin Berlin DE 6.3.2012. https://www.americanacademy.de/person/avery-gordon/
2081. Fragment from The Hawthorne Archive.Read by Simone Donecker and Brittani Sonnenberg.
2081 Congress.KW (Kunst-Werke) Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin DE 24.3.2012. https://www.christopherroth.org/what-happened-in-berlin-2081/
“The Workhouse, Room 2:Notes on the making of the Breitenau Room.” Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Stuttgart (Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design) DE 2.2.2012.
“In Prison My Whole Life.” Post film discussant. African Odysseys: British Film Institute London UK 4.2.2012.
“Radical Prison Studies after Attica:Introduction.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting Baltimore US 22.10.2011.
“The Workhouse:Room 3 or The Dreamhouse” (with Ines Schaber). 3-day Seminar. Centro Cultural Universitario Casa del Lago. Mexico City. 30.9.2011 – 2.10.2011.
“Running Away.” Not-I Encuentro Sobre Arte y Politica. Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco UNAM Mexico DF MX 25.3.2011.
“Becoming in-different, the human strike and other ‘organs for the alternative.’” The Center in Law, Society and Culture. University of California Irvine US 21.4.2011.
“Utopian settlers.” Invited. Critical Ethnic Studies Conference.University of California Riverside US 11.3.2011.
“The Torture Chain: Epistemic Murk and the question of Palestine.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting San Antonio US 20.11.2010.
Introduction. “Haiti’s ‘Unthinkable’ Earthquake and the Nightmare ofHistory.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting San Antonio US 20.11.2010.
“Marx, Engels and the Fur Hat.” Atelier TRANS305.Ivry-sur-Seine FR 24.9.2010.
“Commoning, Piracy, Running Away and Other Incidents in the Life of Living Otherwise.” Invited talk. AV Festival Feral Café (Kate Rich) Newcastle UK 13.3.2010.
“Representation, Work, Practice.” Invited Talk. Royal Danish Art Academy Copenhagen 2DK 20-21.1.2010.
“Social Death and Doing Time.” Invited. The Laboratory of Return/Regimes of Extraterritoriality. Pericentre Projects and the Goethe Institute. Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) Cairo EG 9.1.2010. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/theinjusticesystem2/2010/05/17/social-death-and-doing-time--a-lecture-by-avery-gordon
“Generosity and the Commons.” Two-day seminar organized with Celine Condorelli in conjunction with Of a people who are missing: On films by Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, curated by Florian Schneider and Annett Busch 13.11.2009—20.12.2009 (http://ofapeoplewhoaremissing.net). Extra City Antwerp BE 12-13.12.2009.
“Some thoughts on Haunting & Futurity.” Invited keynote.Haunting & Futurity Conference. University of Manchester UK 4.6.2009.
“Whole Foods: Sleepwalking in a dialectical picture puzzle.” Night School Public Seminar 9 with Natascha Sadr Haghighian New Museum New York City US October. https://vimeo.com/136494956
Chair. “Policing the Crisis: On the Importance of Stuart Hall.” American Studies Association Annual Meetings Albuquerque US 18.10.2008.
“The Headline News: A provocation.” Invited. The Press: The Politics of Art and Imprisonment. 24th Street Theater Los Angeles US 1.3.2008.
“Ghosts in the Machine.” Invited. Institutusjonen Fritt Ord/The Freedom of Expression Foundation
Ghostly Media: Exhibition and Seminar at Kunstnernes Hus Oslo NO 10.2.2008.
“Criminalizing the Enemy: From the Prisoner of War to the Enemy Combatant.” Invited. Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, University of Kent Canterbury UK 24.1.2008.
“’I’m already in a sort of tomb’: Some thoughts on war, prisoners, and casting shadows.” Lecture for the exhibition “the making of …” by Philip Scheffner. Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Berlin DE 10.1.2008.
“Haunting and the Political Imagination.” Invited series of talks. Seminar 6: who’s there? – an interrogation in the dark. UnitedNationsPlaza.Berlin DE 22-26.10.2007. https://www.unitednationsplaza.org/
“Urgency.” Invited. Non-Aligned Summit on Education Culture. Hebbel am Ufer Berlin DE 25.5.2007. https://www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/de/projekte/wort_und_wissen/detail/summit_non_aligned_initiatives_in_education.html
“The ‘ostensible subjects.” Invited. Critical Issues in America: Torture in the Arts. University of California Santa Barbara US 22.2.2007. https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2007/012207/critical-issues-america-series-examines-torture-and-future
“An ‘indelible defect’: captivity and social death. Vanderbilt University Nashville US 5.2.2007.
“The Prisoner’s Curse.” Invited Keynote. The Collapse of Traditional Knowledge: Economy, Technology, Geopolitics. Duke University Durham US 27.1.2007.
“Art and Research.” Seminar. San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco US 17.11.2006.
“An Indelible Defect: Captivity and Social Death.” Spheres of Interest Lecture Series. San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco US 17.11.2006.
“An Indelible Defect: Captivity and Social Death.” Departments of African American Studies and Sociology. University of Southern California, Los Angeles 25.10.2006.
“Alternative Political Histories.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting. Oakland US 13.10.2006.
“Desertion.” The Dictionary of War. The Muffathalle Munich DE 22.7.2006.
“Imprisonment and the War on Terror.”Invited.Institute for Race Relations London UK 26.6.2006.
Seminar on “Abu Ghraib: Imprisonment and the War on Terror.” Invited. Department of Law & Society UC Santa Barbara US 3.5.2006.
“Producing the Nation.” Invited Respondent. Department of Sociology University of California Santa Cruz Santa Cruz US 13.4.2006.
“The US Prison Industrial Complex.” Invited. Department of International and Comparative Politics, Grand Salon. The American University of Paris Paris FR 2.3.2006.
“The History of Imprisonment in the U.S.”Invited.Université Paris VIII Paris FR 11.1.2006.
“Things theory carries home: On Outlaws, Rebels, Fugitives, and the Taste of Fate.” KIOSK Dialogues: Avery Gordon and Fred Moten. KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin DE11.12.2005.
“Utopia, Abandonment, Abolition.” Center for Research Architecture Department Visual Cultures Goldsmiths College University of London UK 21.11.2005.
“The US-Abu Ghraib Continuum: Torture, Militarism and the Racial State.” World International Studies Committee Meeting. Istanbul TR 25.8.2005.
“’Regarding the pain of others.’” Invited. Seminar on Culture and Politics. Amherst College Amherst US 2.2005.
“Untold Stories: Alternative Ways of Telling.” Invited. Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting. San Francisco US 1.4.2005.
“Racism and Security in Europe.” Invited. “The Art of Security: Sex, Gender and Conflict.” International Studies Association Annual Meeting Honolulu Hawaii 1.3.2005.
“The Future of Radical Scholarship.” Invited. Symposium on Cedric Robinson’s Radical Thought: Toward Critical Social Theories and Practice.” University of California Santa Barbara US 5.11.2004.
“The U.S. - Abu Ghraib Continuum.”Invited. Plenary Panel on Torture, Prisons, Militarism, and the Racial State. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta US 12.11.2004.
“Culture at the World Social Forum.” Invited. Utopia Station. Das Theater Am Turm (TAT) Frankfurt DE 21.3.2004.
“Keeping Good Time.”Invited.Department of Visual cultures Goldsmith College University of London UK 4.12.2003.
"Social Life in the Shadow of the Prison." Invited Presidential Session. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting Chicago US 20.11.2003.
"Premature Death." American Studies Association Annual Meeting Hartford US 17.10.2003.
“’Something more powerful than skepticism.’” Invited Lecture. Women’s Studies, University of Washington Seattle US 5.2003.
"Exercised." Invited. Global Studies Association Annual Meeting. University of California Santa Barbara 2.5.2003.
“"Returning from Exile: Haunting and the Utopian Imagination.” Invited. Special Session on Haunting.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. New Orleans US 6.3.2003.
“Utopian Pedagogies: Grassroots Media and Democratic Change.”World Social Forum Porto Alegre BR 25.1.2003.
“Something more powerful than skepticism.” Invited Lecture. Department of Women’s Studies. University of California Santa Cruz US 1.2003.
“Reading Sociology.” Modern Language Association Annual Meeting New York City US 29.12.2002.
“War on Iraq?”Invited.Multicultural Center. University of California Santa Barbara US 29.10.2002.
“No Alibis: A Community Radio Collaboration.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC US10.11.2001.
“Going Inside: The Prison Research Visit.”American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC US 9.11.2001.
"Something more powerful than skepticism.'" Invited Lecture. Center for Race & Ethnicity University of California San Diego US 10.10.2001.
“The World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa: A Report.” Multicultural Center University of California Santa Barbara 17.10.2001.
“Gallery Talk: Gary Simmons.” SITE Santa Fe US 19.5.2001.
"Some thoughts on the utopian"; "'Something more powerful than skepticism': Toni Cade Bambara's utopian thinking"; "Emancipating Socialism"; "Knowledge for what?."Invited Lectures.University of Chicago US 2.4.2001 – 6.4.2001.
“How to be a utopian thinker.” Invited. Feminist Studies Comparative Women’s History Workshop University of Minnesota Minneapolis US 23.10.2000.
Chair. Global Problematics. Invited. Disciplinary Diagrams/Political Fields Conference. Duke University Durham US 3.2000.
"Some thoughts on the utopian, or, how to be a utopian thinker." Invited. Franz Boas Lecture. Anthropology Department Columbia University New York City US 23.2.2000.
“On Utopian Thinking Reprised.” Invited.John Hope Franklin Lecture. Duke University Durham US 1.10.1999.
Chair. Antiracist Strategies and Struggles: Comparative Perspectives. American Studies Association
Annual Meeting Washington DC US 29.10.1999.
“Cultural Studies and Economics.” Invited Participant. Cultural Studies Program University of North Carolina Chapel Hill US 1.5.1999.
“On Utopian Thinking.”Invited.Department of Sociology.Boston College Boston US 9.4.1999.
“Transnational Fictions.” Invited. Women of Color and Visual Representations University of California Santa Cruz US 5.3.1999.
“Making a Difference: Women’s Studies in the Academy.” Invited. Women’s Studies 25th Anniversary George Washington University Washington DC US 3.3.1999.
“In the Shadow of the Bottom Line.” Invited. The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington Seattle US 24.2.1999.
Respondent.Seminar on Orlando Patterson. Invited. The Cultural Turn 2 Conference. University of California Santa Barbara US 2.1999.
“More on Positive and Negative Images: The Case of Kara Walker.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting Seattle US 21.11.1998.
“‘Face Up To What’s Killing You’: Fear and the Prison Industrial Complex.”Critical Resistance:
Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex. University of California Berkeley US 24-27.9.1998.
“Ghostly and Other Gothic Figures.”Invited. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco US 6.6.1998.
“Author Meets Critic: M.A. Bortner’s Youth in Prison.” Pacific Sociological Association Meetings US 17.4.1998.
“Concluding Remarks.” Gender and Globalization Workshop. University of California Berkeley US 15.3.1998.
"On Education During War-Time." Invited. Unfinished Liberation: Conference in honor of Angela Y. Davis. Arizona State University Tempe US 7.3.1998.
“Making Pictures of Ghosts: The Art of Gary Simmons.” Invited.Department of African-American Studies, Duke University Durham US 12.2.1998.
"Seeing the Desaparecidos." Invited. Talking Violence. University of California Los Angeles US 21.11.1997.
"DayDream Believer: The Art of Gary Simmons."Invited. Center for Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara 18.11.1997.
Invited Participant. “Transnationalization and Gender.” Seminar at University of California Berkeley US May.
"Corporate Culture and Diversity Management." Invited Talk. Humanities Institute University of California Davis US 21.4.1997.
“In the Shadow of the Bottom Line.” Invited Talk. Conversations in Cultural Studies. University of California Davis US 20.4.1997.
Seminar on Ghostly Matters. Invited. The Cultural Turn Conference 1 University of California Santa Barbara US 2.1997.
"Mapping Multiculturalism: Future Prospects." Multicultural Center University of California Santa Barbara US 23.1.1997.
"What is Orthodox Marxism?" Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. USA 12.1996.
"Will This Election Matter?" Invited. Voting Matters Conference. University of California Santa Barbara US 11.1996.
"the other door, its flood of tears with consolation enclosed." Invited Talk. University of California Santa Cruz US 10.1996.
Invited Participant. "Transnational Globalization and Gender." Seminar. University of California Berkeley US 10.1996.
"Sociology After the Crisis." Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Seattle US 3.1996.
"Cultural Studies and Business Culture."Invited Talk. College of Arts & Letters San Diego State University, San Diego US 1.1996.
"Artistic Being, Interpretation and Meaning." Discussant. Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts. University of California Santa Barbara US 10.1995.
"Considering Multiculturalism."American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. US 8.1995.
"Race and Corporate Culture."Townsend Center for the Humanities University of California Berkeley 4.1995.
"The Work of Corporate Culture: Diversity Management."Modern Language Association Annual Meeting San Diego US 12.1994.
"Corporate Cultural Studies."American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Nashville US 10.1994.
"Sociology After Deconstruction."Social Theory Conference sponsored by the American Sociological Association Theory Section San Diego US 8.1994.
Culture and Meaning.Discussant. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Los Angeles US 8.1994.
Didactic Seminar: Culture Studies and Sociology (with Jon Cruz).American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Los Angeles US 8.1994.
"Diversity Management:The Work of Corporate Culture." Invited Talk.Department of Afro-American Studies Princeton University US 4.1994.
"Theory and Justice."Invited Talk. Justice Studies Department Arizona State University Tempe US 4.1994.
“Black Marxism.”Chair.Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Toronto CA 12.1993.
"The Current Conjuncture:U.S. Society and Politics"(with Michael Sprinker and Fred Pfeil).Marxist Literary Group Summer Institute on Culture Pittsburgh 4.1993.
"Current Problems in Feminist Theory."Invited Talk.Committee on Degrees in Women’s Studies Harvard University Cambridge US 4.1993.
"Translating Cultures:The Future of Multiculturalism?."Conference Organizer. University of California,
Santa Barbara CA 11.1992.
"Double Jeopardy:Postmodernity as a Social Problem." Society for the Study of Social Problems
Annual Meeting Pittsburgh US 8.1992.
"The Future of Deconstruction:Reading Marx's The German Ideology."Invited Respondent. Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California, Santa Barbara US 2.1992.
"Marketing Differences:Feminism as Cultural Capital."Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco US 12.1991.
“Introductory Remarks:War-time Research:The Front Lines.”Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Cincinnati US 8.1991.
“Gender, Race, and Ghostly Memories.”Marxist Literary Group Summer Institute on Culture Eugene 6.1991.
“Materializing the Ghost:Toni Morrison’s Beloved.”Invited Talk.University of California, Irvine US 5.1991.
"Chair and Discussant for Panel:War and Hysteria.“Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio US 3.1991.
“Feminist Research and Sociology.”Invited Talk.Stone Symposium The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, San Francisco US 2.1991.
“The Pleasures of Criminology.”Invited Talk.A Special Session on Criminological Displacements:A Sociological Deconstruction (with Stephen Pfohl).Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. US 8.1991.
"Disappearing Acts:Luisa Valenzuela's He Who Searches."Marxist Literary Group Summer Institute on Culture, Pittsburgh US 6.1989.
“A Ghost Story.”Strategies of Critique III York University Toronto CA 4.1989.
“Feminists in the Postmodern Field.”Invited Talk.Harvard University Cambridge US 4.1989.
“(S)he Who Searches:The Politics of Disappearing Subjects.”Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis US 4.1989.
“Ethnography as Fiction, Fiction as Social Science.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting,
Atlanta US 8.1988.
“Masquerading in the Postmodern.”Invited Talk. The Humanities Institute, SUNY Stony Brook 3.1988.
Criminological Displacements:A Power Reflexive Reading of Transgression and Criminal Law.Video-text presented at:
American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting San Diego US November 1985
Marxist Literary Group Summer Institute on Culture Pittsburgh US June 1986
31st Annual Cork Film Festival Cork IE September 1986
Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting Montreal CA March 1987
The Cultural Politics of Postmodernism Conference CUNY New York US May 1987
“Work and Retirement:Private Pensions and Labor Process Control.”The Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Detroit US 8.1983.
“Corporatist Structures and Workplace Politics” (with Andrew Herman and Paul Schervish). American
Sociological Association Annual Meeting Detroit US 8.1983.
The Bode Pearson Prize for Lifetime Achievement, American Studies Association (2020)
The 20th annual David Noble Lecture Department American Studies University of Minnesota (2014)
Anna Maria Kellen Fellow American Academy in Berlin (2012)
Special Session on Ghostly Matters American Sociological Association (2000)
Duke University John Hope Franklin Fellowship (1999 – 2000)
UC Humanities Research Institute Residential Fellowship (2000)
Outstanding Faculty Member UCSB Office of Residential Life (1995)
UC Humanities Research Institute Minority Discourse Initiative Residential Fellowship (1993) Fall l993
Teaching Excellence Award Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Boston College (1989)
Summer Dissertation Fellowship Department of Sociology Boston College (1987)
Graduate Teaching Fellowship Department of Sociology Boston College (1983 – 1989)
Women and Public Policy Congressional Fellowship The Revson Foundation US Congress (1980 – 1981)
Advisory Board, The Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study, Duke University Press (2017 – Present)
Advisory Board, Errantries Book Series, Duke University Press (2016—Present)
Community Advisory Board, Critical Resistance (2014—Present)
Editorial Working Committee, Race & Class and IRR Council Institute of Race Relations (2009 – Present)
National Council, American Studies Association (2011—2014)
Member American Studies Association Program Committee 2010 (2009 – 2010)
Member, Women’s Committee, American Studies Association (2008 – 2011)
International Editorial Board, Journal of Sociology (Australian) (2009 – 2011)
Advisory Board, Routledge Book Series, Social Justice (2008 – Present)
Associate Editor, American Quarterly (2006 – 2008)
Member American Studies Association Program Committee 2006 (2005—2006)
Invited Member, Our Media (2003 – 2012)
Editorial Board, Cultural Anthropology (2002-2004)
Editor, Book Series, Social Studies Across the Borders, Duke University Press (2000 – 2003)
International Advisory Board, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa (1998 – 2000)
Associate Editor, Gender & Society (1995 – 1999)
Editorial Associate, Socialist Review (1994 – 1998)
Editor, Mediations (1992 – 1999)
Program Committee, Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting (1991 – 1992)
Managing Editor, Politics and Culture, Westview Press Book Series (1989 – 1996)
Book Review Editor, Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory (1988 – 1990)
KCSB FM 91.9 Santa Barbara Co-host No Alibis 2-hour weekly public affairs program (2000 – 2023)
KCSB FM 91.9 Santa Barbara Co-host Viewpoints 1-hour weekly public affairs program (1997 – 2000)
AMARC (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters) Daily Radio broadcasts from the World Social Forum Porto Alegre BR (English language Team) (2002 – 2005)
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